Dorothy Keane receives MBE in New Year's Honours

Published: 05 January 2018 Ezine

The radiographer who has made the e-Learning for Healthcare Image Interpretation projecta key training and professional development tool for NHS staff and students has been honoured with an MBE.

Dorothy Keane, an SCoR professional officer, has devoted her career for the past seven years to expanding the eLfH project and making it a 'must use' for radiographers and other clinical professionals.

In a recent article published in Society media, Dorothy reflected on her's and the programme's achievements saying "I could not have foreseen how it would grow and develop."

She said, "Our original remit was to develop high quality materials on image interpretation of the adult skeleton to support the radiography workforce. Having published these sessions, the overwhelmingly positive response spurred us to move on to new areas.

"The 50 adult skeleton sessions seemed at the time an enormous piece of work," Dorothy continued.

"The project now encompasses over 400 sessions covering the breadth of radiographic practice; all modalities are covered as well as general sessions on subjects such as dementia. Whichever area of imaging you work in we have learning sessions to support your practice."

Dorothy manages a team of authors and editors and quality assures the content. She said, "We spend significant amounts of time updating and revising sessions as well as producing new ones to ensure we reflect current practice and technological innovation."

Charlotte Beardmore, the SCoR's director of professional policy, said, "This is brilliant recognition for Dorothy who has worked so hard as the project's clinical lead, as well as being a great opportunity to raise the profile of the eLfH Image Interpretation project, which is a crucial CPD resource for radiographers and other healthcare professionals.

"The Society and College are delighted that Dorothy has received this honour; it so well deserved."